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An Inspiration to Us All

Saturday, January 31, 2009



When ever I need a little inspiration, I just look to my friend, who goes thru so much. On a daily basis she is faced with life or death decisions. If she drinks to much it is dangerous. If she eats the wrong foods, it is dangerous. For me, it is a matter of , do I want this or not? How long do I have to ride my bike to work it off? Which part of my body will it stick to? For her the choice can be a matter of life and death. When I start to feel sorry for myself , Alls I have to do is remember what choices she makes everyday and mine are easy.

I'm not writing this to make everybody feel sorry for Marla. It is a tribute to the strength she shows everyday. Getting out of bed, making good choices for herself. She has no choice but to do the right thing. The wrong thing could be deadly for her.

I guess what I'm trying to say, and probably not very well, is how much she means to me and that I am so proud to call her my friend and I hope that she feels the same way.

So the next time that you struggle over that decision of whether ornot to eat that cookie, remember that there are people who struggle with the same decision, who don't have the same options as we do.

Marla, I love you and want you to get those spirits up. We are all behind you and want this to have a happy ending for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • JMCAMJ1
    wow, such a prespective check! and a reminder to take care of ourselves, health wise. thankyou!
    4407 days ago
  • BUFFALOGAL1952
    Deuce...what a wonderful tribute to our Marla! Such a good reminder for all of us. emoticon Claudia
    4408 days ago
  • TUBBY44
    Deucie, a very nice tribute to Marla. You did a wonderful job. We all feel that way about Marla, but you put it in words. You know what? We think you're pretty great too. emoticon emoticon

    jerry
    4408 days ago
  • MOM2ACAT
    Very well said! That is a good reminder to us all.
    4408 days ago
  • TAZZIE5
    What a beautiful tribute to your friend Carol. Thank you for sharing it with all of us. Too often we each think we are the victims, saints, martyrs or miracles. We are all miracles in Gods eyes. It just takes time for us to realize how valuable we each are. Blessings to your for being ahead of the game as you think of others vs yourself.
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  • MOMMA_BEAR_69
    Deuce, you are the greatest!!! You caused many tears to fall with this great blog. Thank you. My words could not express it better. Marla is a true inspiration to all whose lives she touches...
    WAY TO GO!!!

    4408 days ago
  • DIANEV5
    Deuce you said it better than I could have your so right thanks for putting it in words.We all love Marla and cant wait till she gets that transplant emoticon
    4408 days ago
  • KSNICKER
    Deuce - What a wonderful tribute to our Marla... I agree with all that you have said too... My heart goes out to Marla daily just knowing what she has to deal with... I'm not sure I could do it... But she just gets up and carries on... Talk about Inspiration...
    Now... I will remember not to complain so much... I promise... Dang Cookies anyway...

    Marla... if you should happen back by here... Kudos to you my friend and Hang in there... No giving up... Get your strength from us whenever you need it...

    Deuce- ((hugs)) You done good!


    4409 days ago
  • MARLA7
    Deuce - Your blog brought tears to my eyes. Happy tears! Thank you for all the kind words.... but YOU GUYS ALL are an INSPIRATION to ME! I mean that. Where would I be without you?

    Please please please.... if nothing else good has come out of this kidney failure of mine.... maybe this will help someone somewhere. If you don't get regular check-ups, please do. Blood work & all... mammograms, pap smears... just do it. You never know what you might help prevent. I was not a regular doctor goer... if I had been, this dialysis could possibly have been prevented... the doctor might have been able to medicate me & this may have not happened to me. So maybe that's why I'm going through this... traveling this path... to help someone else NOT to get here. There's always good in everything.

    I love you Deuce. You absolutely mean the world to me my friend. I'll never, ever forget any of my Spark Friends because you're FAMILY to me. Again, thank you for your kindness.

    Deuce, I Love You..... Marla emoticon emoticon
    4409 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2244567
    DEDUCE VERY NICELY DONE MY FRIEND!AND MARLA YOU KNOW HOW I FEEL MY FREIND I HAVE TOLD YOU!KEEP THAT CHIN UP AND LET'S GET MOVIN! YOU LOVE WALKING AND THAT IS GREAT AND I HAVE TOLD YOU, YOU KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO ALL I AM HERE FOR IS TO HELP YOU DO THAT ALONG WITH MY OWN WEIGHT LOSS PROBLEM AND I FIGURE TOGETHER WE WILL DO THIS!COME HER AND WE WILL HELP IN ANY WAY WE CAN!I TOLD YOU EVEN IF I HAVE TO SEND YOU TO YOUR ROOM FROM TIME TO TIME!LOLALL YOU HAVE IS LOVE FOR EVERYONE MARLA AND IT SHINES RIGHT THROUGH YOU TO ALL OF US! DEDUCE HAS DONE A GREAT JOB HERE HUGS TO BOTH OF YOU! LOVE,CHAR
    4409 days ago
  • ESKIMOKISSES1
    What a wonderful tribute to your friend Marla!!
    She sounds like she is a strong and wise woman!!
    and... you are a great friend!!
    Wishing you and Marla many, many years of good choices!!
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    4409 days ago
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